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The Forge will open at 44-28 Purves St. in Long Island City.

A 38-story tower featuring studio and one- and two-bedroom apartments for rent is the latest luxury building to grow in Long Island City.

The 272-unit building, dubbed The Forge, is located on a cul-de-sac at 44-28 Purves St. and features an “environmentally conscious building design.”

Materials used to build the structure were chosen to attain LEED Silver certification. The building also includes a wind turbine and solar panels for supplemental electricity and an irrigation system that uses captured rainwater for landscaped spaces.

“The Forge blends environmental consciousness with the industrial heritage and creative spirit of Long Island City,” said Dan Kaplan, senior partner of architecture firm FXFOWLE. “The resulting design is a vibrant mix of warm materials, inventive green spaces, compelling art and abundant natural light.”

In addition to its eco-friendly design, The Forge includes a handful of amenities for residents including a 50-foot outdoor pool, a movie screen, hammock park, ping-pong and Foosball tables, a summer kitchen with grills and dining area and an outdoor rooftop terrace.

If that isn’t enough, the building also includes a business bar, children’s playroom, private party room with a wet bar, a dining area and a fitness center with a movement studio and classes.

On-site parking with electric charging stations, bike storage and additional tenant storage space will also be available. Common spaces will also include Wi-Fi.

“The Forge really is a ‘village within a building,’” said David L. Picket, president of Gotham Organization. “Residents have access to an abundance of amenities and services that make your daily life exciting and convenient, with a scale that feels more like a boutique hotel than a convention center.”

Long Island City artists will also contribute their work to The Forge. A permanent installation by artist Kate Newby will be featured in the West Library, which consists of antique glass bottles found during the excavation of the construction site along with handcrafted bottles and metal fixtures. Local artists Ryan James MacFarland, Evan Venegas, Matthew Ward and Rebeca Raney will also have their work installed at the Purves Street building.

Starting prices are $2,485 for studios, $3,030 for one-bedrooms and $4,150 for two-bedrooms. The Marketing Directors is the marketing and leasing agent for the project.

“Over the years, Long Island City has transformed from a historically industrial neighborhood into a cultural enclave filled with galleries, museums and artisanal restaurants,” said David Brause, president of Brause Realty. “It is the perfect community for those looking to move further from the bustle and expense of city life in Manhattan but still remain in close proximity with plenty of transportation options.”

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